Thankful for the Bad Days as Well as the Good Ones!❀

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Even on my worst day, God is still good! No matter what, everyday above ground is still a blessing and I count it all joy! It’s so important to thank God for the bad days as well as the good ones. You have to understand that no matter what circumstances look like and no matter how bad things get.. You are exactly where God wants you to be at this very moment. Every experience is a part of God’s divine plan for your life.

I have to be honest- a lot of my blog posts are inspired by my current circumstances or situations that either I’m going through or helping someone else through. This particular post today is somewhat in relation to my horrible day at work on Wednesday 4.4.2018. Yesterday, I actually wrote and published a post on my blog just venting and expressing how I felt towards being held to a different standard due to the color of my skin. I ended up deleting it though because I didn’t want to make it seem like my coworkers were completely racists but they do have some ways that make me kind of question their intentions and motives on it.. they don’t even know I have a blog. I just didn’t want to seem so harsh nor did I want to be generating too much negative energy on here.

Despite the struggles and stress I deal with at my job though, I am indeed grateful for the opportunity and experience to work in a field that’s related to my college major, Accounting. I am officially overwhelmed with all of the drama, headaches and troubles that come with being the only African American Department Head at my job. Certain rules only apply to certain people and I’m just over it. However, I have decided that it’s about time for me to move on. I’m ready to get back in my scrubs and make my way back to the nursing field! πŸ™‚ So when I get the phone call to hopefully start at the Hospital soon then I’ll humbly bow out from where I am now and say my goodbyes.

I Thank God for a Peace of Mind though. I really thought I would be emotional over this situation but I’m not. When people can’t shake you, they will surely try to break you. When they can’t break you, they try to take from you. At some point you realize that the constant attacks to get you to react will never win. When your heart is right, your eyes see but your spirit remains calm. So today, I’m just thankful for peace. I’m thankful for a strong mind and sometimes I don’t know where I get it from but I thank God for it! I’m at a place in my life where I’m okay with what I can’t control. As long as I know the Man up above has it under control then I’m cool. I can honestly say that I’m grateful for my journey. {{.God has been faithful through it All.}}

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Before I end this post, I just want to thank everyone who stopped by and dropped lots of love and encouragement on my previous post yesterday before I deleted it. You guys are nothing short of A M A Z I N G and from the bottom of my heart.. I Thank You!! Blogosphere is an awesome atmosphere to be a part of. I appreciate you guys keeping me lifted in your prayers and constantly sending good positive vibes my way!!Β 

I hope you all have a Blessed Day & Happy Friday!!!!

-jessica

The Most IMPORTANT Thing You Can Learn From Your Biggest Mistake..

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What’s the one thing you can learn from your biggest mistake??

Well, first of all it was a mistake; not a life sentence. You don’t have to spend the rest of your life crucifying yourself over your past or current mistakes. You should never allow yourself to live in bondage of your hurtful thoughts or other people’s hurtful words. Mistakes will always be made. The key is to not repeat those same mistakes over and over again. Learn from them and move on. Sometimes, that’s easier said than done so the very first thing you really need to do is forgive yourself. So many of us ask God for forgiveness and indeed HE DOES Forgive us. When you truly repent and say “I’m sorry” in your heart to God.. He lets that thing go! He doesn’t hold it over your head. “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” (2 Corinthians 12:9) So really God is giving us a clean slate each time to start all over again but sometimes we miss that because we’re too busy beating ourselves up.

If you have personally offended someone or hurt them then make sure you do your part in taking ownership for the mistake and apologizing then let God take it from there. You can’t force people to forgive you and you most certainly can’t rush them but you can begin the road to recovery by first forgiving yourself. “Release the need to replay a negative situation over and over again in your head. Don’t become hostage to your past by always renewing and reliving your mistakes. Don’t remind yourself of should’ve, could’ve and would’ve. Just release and let it go. Move on.” -Les Brown

A good way to actually start moving on after you’ve forgiven yourself is to practice the action of reframing fromΒ negative” self-talk. Seriously, you will never speak to anyone else as much as you speak to yourself in your own head.. so BE NICE!! Think happy thoughts and speak positive words. Y’all have heard me say this before, there is so much power in the words you speak!! “It is through your words, your thoughts, your actions, and your beliefs that you can possibly be living in bondage because of how you choose to punish yourself due to a mistake you’ve made. If you can forgive yourself and free yourself from your own burden and mistakes then this how you can get back to loving yourself again!!” -Tatiana Jerome

Forgive yourself. You are always allowed to start over and show up for yourself in the best way.❀

Love you,

-Jessica

26 Things I’ve Learned So Far in My 26th Year πŸ’–πŸ’›

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  1. Not everyone is your friend. Some people want to see how you do it & some just want a front row seat to watch your struggle.πŸ‘€πŸ‘€
  2. Not everyone has your best interest at heart, family members included.
  3. No support is BETTER than fake support.Β 
  4. The reality of not being able to help everybody.
  5. It’s OKAY to be selective with what you want to do and who you spend your time with.
  6. It’s not necessary to react to everything. There’s power in silence and sometimes the best revenge is to let go and literally move on.
  7. God’s timing is always PERFECT. No matter how aggravated I get, I’m not going to rush God. He’s not getting in a hurry for me. He makes His moves whenever He knows I’m ready. So anything I’m waiting for.. I’ve learned to wait well!
  8. The older I get, the more I realize how much arguing, yelling and getting the last word in with people is a complete WASTE of time.
  9. I can’t vibe with people who don’t have the same mindset as me & that’s O K A Y too!! The focus is different because the dream is bigger. I’m working towards the betterment of my future career & financially wise so I can live comfortably later meanwhile you’re worried about becoming popular on social media.πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ
  10. Faith moves are big moves. They aren’t comfortable but they are necessary for the kind of life I keep praying for.
  11. Purpose doesn’t entertain drama.
  12. Being uncomfortable is God’s way of getting your attention. Comfort never grew anyone.
  13. I’ve learned to share my dreams with people who actually want to see me succeed. There are some real dream killers & haters out there.
  14. If you don’t invest you, you’ll soon find that no one else will either!
  15. I’ve learned to just accept and appreciate the process. Whatever I go through, I know God will get me through. The blessing is already ready! Romans 8:28 “All things work together for the good of those who love Him and who are called according to His purpose.”
  16. Being happy is really a personal thing & it really has nothing to do with anyone else.
  17. I’ve learned how to love me more! Self Love is the BEST LOVE. πŸ’–πŸ’›
  18. It’s so important to be obedient to God. It’s important critical to move & speak when He tells you to do so.. you never know who’s breakthrough is attached to your obedience.
  19. When you want different, you move different.
  20. Regardless of what’s going on, I’ve learned to always still smile and give thanks. Not everyone needs to know my struggle.
  21. Everything happening in my life is either “God Allowed” or “God Ordained” .. nothing just happens for no reason. There’s purpose behind everything.
  22. I’ve truly learned to walk away from things and people that no longer serve me growth. I don’t threaten to walk away anymore. I literally just do it!
  23. There’s soooo much power in being positive and on top of that.. it’s contagious!!
  24. Instead of retaliating, I’ve learned how to pray for my enemies more. I don’t know about that meaning that I’ve mastered the art of forgiveness but I do know that it’s a true sign of growth for me!
  25. One of my goals for this month was to stay away from conversations that aimed to tear other people down and it’s funny because I thought this would be a challenge for me but honestly it’s just something that I’ve been naturally doing for the past 3 months. Gossiping is a “hater” activity and so is listening to it. It’s so easy to get sucked into conversations like that but when you’re really focused and working on living your own dream, you don’t have time to be a hater. You don’t have time for none of that.
  26. I’ve learned & still learning how to help people without hurting myself in the process. That’s one of those important parts of self-care that I’ve abandoned for a while now. Glad I’m improving! πŸ™‚Β 

 

I won’t be 27 years old until September 11th but I wanted to share with you guys some of the things that Chapter 26 has taught me so far!! Lots of life lessons as you can see πŸ™‚Β 

God, Goals, Growing & Glowing!!🌟